Pisa and Lucca Day Trip from Florence

Book a stress-free trip to see the Leaning Tower of Pisa and Lucca's medieval walls in a day

Travel Flexibly 5 / 5 See All 4 Reviews · 9.00h 20 max · Florence, Italy

Don’t want to miss out on seeing the Leaning Tower of Pisa while you’re in Florence? This great value day trip gives you that and more! Take a tour of the beautiful Tuscan cities of Pisa and Lucca, with comfortable modern transport and an expert local trip leader. You’ll see the famous Leaning Tower, admire the magnificent Pisa Cathedral, stroll along Lucca’s medieval walls, and taste one of Italy's most famous cakes. It’s the perfect way to explore Tuscany’s enchanting cities!

Tour Details
  • Pisa and Lucca in a day
  • Comfortable, return transportation from Florence
  • Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • Pisa Cathedral and Piazza dei Miracoli
  • The walled city of Lucca
  • Piazza dell'Anfiteatro
  • Lucca's San Martino Cathedral
  • Guinigi Tower, the original urban roof garden

After meeting your local trip leader and the rest of your group at an easy meeting point in central Florence, you'll board your comfortable, climate-controlled bus for the drive to Pisa, and later Lucca. Along the way you'll hear the story of these historic Italian cities, and once you arrive a professional local guide will show you the best of each city on an engaging walking tour.

First, you'll visit Pisa, home of the famous Leaning Tower. Get your cheesy (but must-do) photo holding up the tower, then explore the beautiful Piazza dei Miracoli, Pisa Cathedral, and more. Next, you'll travel to picturesque Lucca, known for its amphitheater main square, Guinigi Tower, and well-preserved medieval walls. After a walking tour of the center, you'll enjoy traditional buccellato cakes before returning to Florence.

Pisa and Lucca from Florence Tour Description

Your 9-hour full day tour from Florence includes:

  • Comfortable, air-conditioned round-trip transportation from Florence

  • Guided tour of Pisa to see the Leaning Tower, Piazza dei Miracoli, Pisa Cathedral, and more

  • Priority entry into Pisa Cathedral

  • Pasta lunch with wine included

  • Guided tour of Lucca's historic center with medieval wall walk

  • Buccellato cake tasting

  • Knowledgeable, English-speaking local city guides

  • Friendly, English-speak trip leader for the day

  • Maximum group size of 20

Transportation Included from Florence

Beginning at a convenient location in central Florence, you'll hop on a modern, air-conditioned coach to Pisa. Drive through the rolling hills of Tuscany, seeing the stunning landscape as your driver takes you to Pisa and later, Lucca.

Avoid the hassle of the trains, tickets or a rental car. Sit back and relax on your wonderful day trip from Florence.

The Leaning Tower of Pisa

When in Italy, snapping a photo holding up the tower is simply a must-do! On your first stop of the day, you'll experience the great Leaning Tower of Pisa.

Built in the 12th century celebrating victory after a conquest of Palermo, medieval Pisa was a powerful city-state. Unaware of the lack of stability on the marshy hill, the great tower took over 200 years to build but was not intended to be at an angle. Now reinforced to maintain at a stable tilt, the Leaning Tower has become one of Italy's most famous sites.

Had it stayed straight up, few would visit the impressive landmark today. Experience the Tower in person, taking in the grandeur and uniqueness of this accidental world icon.

Pisa Cathedral and the Piazza dei Miracoli

Built along with the Tower over 800 years ago, Pisa is centered around the Piazza dei Miracoli. Translated to the "field of miracles" in English, the grand square of Pisa is an impressive locale on its own. Your guide will explain its rich history and its importance to the city as you admire the beautifully constructed Renaissance-era architecture that surrounds it.

Across the square from the Leaning Tower, visit the great Cattedrale di Pisa—one of Italy's most impressive churches. Alongside the cathedral, the stunning Baptistery and Monumental Cemetery are also sights to behold.

You'll have some free time to explore Pisa on your own, but you'll also enjoy a delicious lunch with appetizer, pasta entrée, and dessert. Wine, water, or soft drinks are included as well.

Lucca—Tuscany's Most Beautiful Town?

From Pisa, you'll take a short ride through vineyards and riverbeds to Lucca. Protected by its well-preserved medieval walls, the colorful stucco and cobbled squares are unfiltered Tuscan magnificence.

Head through the alleyways and piazzas of old town Lucca as your guide leads you to the ultimate view above the city's ceramic rooftops. Though less visited than its leaning compatriot, Lucca's Guinigi Tower dominates the Lucchese skyline and is a great comparison to the tower in Pisa.

If the antique shops, ancient streets and beautiful scenes hasn't brought you to love Lucca, we know what will make your trip to the city truly memorable. Before heading back to Florence, taste the Luccan specialty, Buccellato. This delicious ring-shaped cake is perfect for your afternoon coffee, completing this wonderful Tuscan day trip.

What you get with this tour
Comfortable, air-conditioned round-trip transportation from Florence
Guided tour of Pisa to see the Leaning Tower, Piazza dei Miracoli, Pisa Cathedral, and more
Priority entry into Pisa Cathedral
Pasta lunch with wine included
Guided tour of Lucca's historic center with medieval wall walk
Buccellato cake tasting
Knowledgeable, English-speaking local city guides
Friendly, English-speak trip leader for the day
Maximum group size of 20
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Decent day trip! Would recommend
23 September 2022
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Reviewed by
David Nguyen

Overall this was a good day trip to Lucca and Pisa from Florence, with minor comments for feedback. I’ll start with the pros: - meet up point was easy to find, fast check-in. Tour started promptly. - bus was comfortable and spacious - the tour guide (Jacobo) very friendly, organized, did his job well! Thank you - you get about 45-60 mins of leisure time in both cities which was nice - in both Pisa and Lucca you get a dedicated tour guide. Valeria and Guido were very knowledgeable - lunch included and free dessert in Lucca - bus left back to Florence on time Cons - the tour said max 20 people but there was over 30 in attendance - In Pisa, the tour was shared between 2 languages - I was not aware of this when I signed up. I signed up for an English speaking tour which was correct but the guide also did the tour in Spanish. Some time was wasted doing the tour in 2 languages. Lucca had a dedicated tour guide for Spanish and a dedicated tour guide for English so this was not a problem - I’m not sure if there was more to see in Pisa but you only go to the piazza that has the church and leaning tower. You didn’t see much much else of Pisa other than walking from the bus to the tower - the tour isn’t done by the tour guy, it seemed to be another tour agency called ciao Florence. The staff were very good and helpful, I was just not aware of this when I booked. Overall - with the amount of time, it was a good way to experience Pisa and Lucca. I would still recommend this tour if you want a day trip outside of Florence.

21 September 2022
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Reviewed by
Patrick Jennings

Day trip to Pisa and Lucca
27 January 2022
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What an amazing day! Christian was wonderful, knowledgeable and friendly, even accepted a Texas size hug! I would recommend asking for him.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where to meet?

Beside the Tours & News kiosk at Piazzale Montelungo Bus Terminal in central Florence. Look out for a friendly representative wearing a Fuscia "CiaoFlorence" jacket.

What to bring?

Comfortable shoes for walking, some water, and a camera. Some snacks for the journeys are always a good idea too!

What to bring?

Comfortable shoes for walking, some water, and a camera. Some snacks for the journeys are always a good idea too!

Where to meet?

Beside the Tours & News kiosk at Piazzale Montelungo Bus Terminal in central Florence. Look out for a friendly representative wearing a Fuscia "CiaoFlorence" jacket.

Will I climb the Leaning Tower of Pisa?

Entrance to climb the tower is tightly controlled and scheduled, so we don't include it with this tour to avoid delays and make sure you see the rest of the sites on this tour.

Is lunch included with this tour?

Yes, lunch is included in the price of this tour.

Will I go inside the Cathedral of Pisa?

This tour has priority access to the Pisa Cathedral, though sometimes the lines can still be long during the summer weekends.

Is this tour run by The Tour Guy?

No, this tour is operated by one of our trusted and vetted partners in Florence.

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